Strasbourg vs Guingamp
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 13th April 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg).
Strasbourg are going through a very good period. They won the Coupe de la Ligue, followed that up with a 4-0 thrashing of in form Reims and then went to Paris and against all odds drew 2-2 with PSG. It was the first time this season that PSG had dropped points at home.
Now they will take on Guingamp in the same match as the Coupe de la Ligue final where Strasbourg won and at home they will start as the favourites. Form is good as they come into this game with no losses in Ligue 1 in their last 4 games, although 3 of those results have been draws.
At home Strasbourg have drawn too many games but at the same time they have lost just 3 times and they have a positive goal difference of +10.
Guingamp are back at the bottom of the league although a win here could take them to 18th. The teams in the bottom three are not all fighting for 18th which will not automatically take them down and instead enter them into a play off with a Ligue 2 team.
Guingamp’s last game ended 1-1 against Monaco although they were winning the game with just minutes left. The club have the worst away record in Ligue 1 where they have won gained just 9 points from a possible 45.
Strasbourg vs Guingamp: Head to Head
Earlier this season the teams drew 1-1.
The last time the teams played this fixture Guingamp won 2-0.
Guingamp have only beaten Strasbourg once when away from home since 2008.
Strasbourg vs Guingamp: Prediction
The teams have played out close games especially recently in the Coupe de la Ligue final but we don’t expect that here and we can see the home side come out of this with a comfortable victory.
Guingamp have given a good fight recently but it does feel that the cup final loss has hampered their spirits once more. Strasbourg have some more motivation and are still thinking of Europe even if it looks more like a distant dream but the bottom line is that Strasbourg are a better team and are at home.
Strasbourg vs Guingamp: Bet Tips
Strasbourg to beat Guingamp at 1.72 (8/11)